Flight MH17 Attack: Russians Claim 'Putin A Terrorist,' Memorial at Dutch Embassy Overflows [PHOTOS]

  on July 23 2014 8:40 AM
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    The Malaysian airliner flight MH-17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    A woman holds a sign that reads, "Putin is a terrorist", as people bring flowers and candles to the Dutch embassy to commemorate the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, in Kiev, July 17, 2014. The Malaysian airliner flight MH-17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    People bring flowers and candles to the Dutch embassy to commemorate the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in Kiev, July 17, 2014. The Malaysian airliner flight MH-17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    A woman holding a sign that reads, "Putin is a murderer", lies down near flowers left by people to commemorate victims of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash, at the Dutch embassy in Kiev, July 17, 2014. The Malaysian airliner flight MH-17 was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. The sign on right reads, "Putin is a terrorist" .
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    Flowers and candles are left near the Dutch embassy to commemorate victims of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash in Kiev, July 17, 2014.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    A woman reacts outside the Dutch embassy in Moscow July 18, 2014. World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War. There were no survivors from Thursday's crash, which left wreckage and bodies scattered across miles of rebel-held territory near the border with Russia. More than half of the dead, 173 people, were Dutch.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    A message is seen with flowers placed outside the Dutch embassy in Moscow July 18, 2014.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans (R) walks past flowers and messages left by local residents for victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev July 19, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence of "international crimes" as guerrillas and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    Flowers and messages left by local residents for victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are pictured outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev July 19, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence of "international crimes" as guerrillas and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    People look at flowers and messages left by local residents for victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev July 19, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence of "international crimes" as guerrillas and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    People look at flowers and messages left by local residents for victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev July 19, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence of "international crimes" as guerrillas and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    A woman reacts as she looks at flowers and messages left by local residents for victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev July 19, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence of "international crimes" as guerrillas and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    Flowers, mementos and messages left by local residents for victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 are pictured outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev July 19, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence of "international crimes" as guerrillas and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    Local residents light a candle for victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev July 19, 2014. Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels on Saturday of destroying evidence of "international crimes" as guerrillas and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner.
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (R), kneeling next to Dutch ambassador to Ukraine Kees Klompenhouwer, lays a bouquet of flowers as they commemorate victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev July 21, 2014. The downing of the airliner with the loss of nearly 300 lives has sharply escalated the crisis in Ukraine, and may mark a pivotal moment in international efforts to resolve a situation in which separatists in the Russian-speaking east have been fighting government forces since protesters in Kiev forced out a pro-Moscow president and Russia annexed Crimea. /Valentyn Ogirenko
  • Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Memorial Outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko (C) and Dutch ambassador to Ukraine Kees Klompenhouwer (R) meet with reporters after commemorating victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, outside the Dutch embassy in Kiev July 21, 2014. The downing of the airliner with the loss of nearly 300 lives has sharply escalated the crisis in Ukraine, and may mark a pivotal moment in international efforts to resolve a situation in which separatists in the Russian-speaking east have been fighting government forces since protesters in Kiev forced out a pro-Moscow president and Russia annexed Crimea.
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While Russian President Vladimir Putin has yet to admit any responsibility for the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, Russian citizens in Moscow have stepped up to ask for forgiveness through a memorial.  The entrance to Moscow's Dutch Embassy has been turned into a memorial as Russians commemorate the victims and some even leave signs claiming "Putin is a terrorist."

CNN reported a memorial has been formed outside the Dutch Embassy of Moscow.  In an outpouring of love and support for the families who have lost loved ones in the downing of Flight MH17, Russian citizens light candles, leave flowers and toys to pay respects to the victims. Some even left signs asking for forgiveness and other signs claiming Russia's president is a "terrorist."

The memorial is a vast show of tribute to the victims of Flight MH17. One heart wrenching message is that of a child's handwriting as it captions a drawing of a plane broken in midair, "children should not die." While another sign reads "We are afraid, we are ashamed, we are in mourning."

Despite Russia's claim that they have no role in the downing of Flight MH17, signs asking for forgiveness also adorn the memorial (see photo from Inquisitr). One even reads "Excuse us, please, if you can. Sorry! Russia, Moscow."

Somehow people feel that Russia is responsible for the tragic death of all 298 passengers aboard the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

One of those paying tribute at the Dutch Embassy memorial was Muscovite Yuri Yemshanov. He told CNN that it's unlikely Russia was involved in the tragedy. He claimed that just because Moscow supplies weapons to Ukraine doesn't mean the country is involved.

"Just because we're supporting terrorists, we're involved," he said.

While investigation is still ongoing to determine who launched the missile that downed the plane, Yuri's wife Maria said the first thing Russia should do is ask for forgiveness.

"Now I think it's time to say I'm sorry for these people. This is the first thing," she said.

Another citizen at the memorial, named Olga, was certain that Russia was not involved. However she also claimed "forgive me" is in order until an investigation can establish the responsible party.

According to Theguardian, the airline was headed to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam on Thursday, July 17. The plane was shot down by a missile in the eastern border of Ukraine where nationalist rebels have reportedly been engaging war battles with Ukrainian forces. Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crash-landed on the town of Snezhnoe after it reportedly blew up in midair killing everyone onboard. CNN reported that out of the 298 passengers, 193 were Dutch citizens.  

Meanwhile the makeshift memorial outside the Dutch Embassy in Moscow continues to pile up with tribute to the victims aboard the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.

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